5 refreshing colognes for very hot days

Categories : Bath & Body

Store the heavy perfumes. The heat just bakes the scent and smells rancid when mixed with sweat. These refreshing scents are the perfect summer alternative.

Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Eau De Cologne

All Body Shop branches

The perfect blend of green tea, bergamot, lemon and mandarin top notes with a floral heart of camellia, jasmine and violet.

“It’s really light but doesn’t fade right away. I like that there’s a bit of a floral scent so I don’t just smell like Lysol, hahaha!” says Tracy R.


Good Mood Cooling Wellness Cologne

Leiana House of Beauty

Aromatherapy works magic on your mood. (And at just P700, it won’t hurt the budget!)

This natural brand uses a blend of rosemary, spearmint, juniper berry, lemon, basil, frankincense, and myrrh. “This smell reminds me a bit of a classy spa,” says Rosanna V. “I find it really relaxing, and like using this for work.”

Clean Shower Fresh

Rustan’s Beauty Source 

Smell like you’ve just stepped out of the shower! This crisp but understated sent is the fragrance equivalent of a classy white tee. Yes it’s simple, but oh so sosyal. 

“This scent is really understated: people will only smell it when they lean closer to you. But I think that’s what makes it both simple but very sexy,” says Raven G.

I’m Not Here, I’m Really… Vacationing In A Quaint Seaside Village Dry Oil Perfume

Sephora Philippines

Doesn’t the name say it all?  The scent of nectarine blossom, honey, peach, black currant, green mandarin. Glistening, hydrating, life-altering bring you to a seaside town. Maybe there’s a lighthouse in a distance, maybe you’re whale-watching on a boat. Anywhere but in the office.


4711 Ice

Cash and Carry Mall, Filmore St, Makati, Metro Manila

Eva T. tends to get migraines on hot days. This is the only cologne that makes her feel better instantly. “Other scents will make my head hurt. This one is minty cool — not just the scent, but it literally feels cool on your skin too.”

The big bottle will last you for months. Decant some of it into a spritzer so you can carry it around. Tip: put this in the refrigerator to make it doubly refreshing!